SLEEP SUCCESS Online Event

The Sleep Success Summit  has a line up of  over 30 Sleep professionals and starts today with discussions about Sleep, Insomnia, Essential Oils to aid sleep and much more. Check out and sign up to attend this virtual event  at

http://sleepsuccesssummit.com/

Get to know about your Sleep rhythms, How and when to use supplements for sleep ; what works and does not work. Get it from the experienced people who have worked with patients . In order to have access to the FREE broadcast – available for 24 hours for free- sign up now in order to attend.

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Sleep Apnea Questions Answered by Dr Steven Park

Dr Park answers 13 of his audiences questions regarding sleep, sleep apnea and you can listen to his comments and download them.

Listen to Dr Park’s comments to questions

Dr Park has been practicing and specializes in Sleep disorders.

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Sleepy Drivers Monitored

Sleepy drivers will have an algorithm – controlled car seats that will massage them so that they won’t fall asleep while driving. Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has come up with a product designed to monitor your physical and mental status and alert you with the new smart car system called Active Wellness .

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This smart system will definitely help in saving lives. The Active Wellness smart car seat system could hit the market in a couple of years.

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Snoring, Sleep Apnea and Remedies

Heavy snoring could be a sign of sleep apnea amongst other symptoms.  It happens when air flows past relaxed tissues in the back of the throat. One in three men and one in four women do it, according to Statistics Canada.  If you’re a smoker or consume alcohol , have allergies, are overweight or generally are sleep deprived there’s a good chance that you snore and even have sleep apnea .

There are various treatments to choose from : nasal strips to CPAP machines . Even surgery is an option in some cases.

To read the full story go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-news/do-snoring-remedies-actually-work/article2423137/

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Boomers and Sleep

For boomers they don’t need to sleep as much but they can benefit from http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-boomers-can-get-a-good-nights-sleep-2014-03-06

Also the elderly do not have a good sense of sleep check this story

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Sleep Journal

Your habits can determine how healthy you would feel – complete your daily entries in order to grasp any patterns contributing to your sleep problems . It would be best to make several copies before entering any data into your journal.

Download your sleep habit journal here

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Implant Helps Sleep Apnea Patients

An implanted device could reduce  sleep apnea symptoms by 70% according to a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine .

The device is called UAS ( Upper Airway Stimulation) and it works by stimulating the tongue,  which has become relaxed during sleep, so that it doesn’t block the airway.  A mild electric current stimulates the tongue to go back to it’s original position. This device was chosen to be tried on patients who could not tolerate the use of the CPAP machine.

Check the rest of the story http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2014/03/implant_works_like_pacemaker_t.html

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Smartphones and Sleep

If you have a smartphone it’s probably disrupting your sleep .  The strength of the bright  light emitting from the smartphone or other device could be interfering with melatonin – a hormone that helps control the natural sleep-wake cycle .   A Mayo Clinic study suggests dimming the brightness of the light  and holding the device at least 14″ from one;s face.

For more details go to http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin-side-effects/AN01717

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Sleep Apnea and Hypertension

Sleep apnea could contribute to hard-to-treat hypertension according to a preliminary research conducted on 248 patients.

Our findings suggest that severe OSA contributes to poor blood pressure control despite aggressive medication use,” Harneet Walia, MD, study author and assistant professor of family medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, said in a statement. “This is important as poor blood pressure control in patients taking multiple anti-hypertensive medications makes them particularly vulnerable to increased cardiovascular risk.”

Heart disease has already been linked to sleep apnea and besides hypertension atrial fibrillation could be worsened because of sleep apnea !

http://www.everydayhealth.com/sleep/sleep-apnea-raises-risk-for-hard-to-treat-hypertension-7466.aspx

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Alzheimer’s and Sleep Apnea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9eb15D0u3M

Alzheimaer’s and sleep apnea sufferers could have a link and most probably if you are thin ? A recent study in New York found a link between the start of Alzheimer’s and sleep apnea.

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